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Tip Top May 6
Board Meeting May 8
Autocross May 13
RPM Concours Judging Clinic May 21
FSR DE at VIR May 26–28
RPM Jun 2–4
Pickel Barrel Jun 17
Parade Jul 9–16

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Porsches in Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Region of the Porsche Club of America (PCA) is dedicated to enjoying Porsche cars in central Virginia. While Porsches are the common element, our members provide the club with variety and enthusiasm. We organize scenic driving tours, run six autocrosses each year, and take part in high-performance driver's education (DE) events at the Virginia International Raceway and other tracks. Our premier event is the Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM), a June weekend including a concours, lunch, driving tour, tech session, banquet, and an autocross at the Southside Speedway. We also hold a Christmas party and several other social meetings annually.

Nonmembers are welcome to participate in a social meeting, a driving tour, or an autocross. Learn more about the Shenandoah Region PCA and our upcoming events, the PCA Zone 2 comprising 10 nearby regions, the national PCA, and how to JOIN PCA.

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UPCOMING EVENTS



Terry Vassalos of Tip Top Restaurant
Tip Top Breakfast Meetings, 2017:

SRPCA members are cordially invited to attend breakfast get-togethers at the Tip Top Restaurant at 1420 Richmond Road (map) in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, not far from Flow Porsche of Charlottesville. The owner is Terry Vassalos, an SRPCA member. These will be casual affairs where members can socialize, eat breakfast, and talk Porsches. The time is 9:00 AM, and the 2017 dates are May 6, July 15, and September 23 (all Saturdays).



Flow Porsche
Shenandoah Region Board Meeting:

The next Shenandoah Region Board meeting will be from 5:30 to 7 PM on Monday, May 8 at Flow Porsche of Charlottesville (map). All members are welcome to attend.

autocross photo Autocross #1 at Verona:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Saturday, May 13 for our first official autocross of 2017 at the Augusta County Government Center (map) in Verona (driving directions).

Our autocrosses are open to Porsches and "other" brands of cars. Drivers and spectators do not need to be members of the Porsche Club of America (PCA). Loaner helmets and instruction for novice drivers are provided. There is a large open pavilion that provides shelter from sun and rain, and restrooms are available. Events are held rain or shine. You can save $2 by registering and paying online (click here), or you can register and pay at the event.

Fees for the event:

  • Online Payment with MotorsportReg.com (click here to register online)
  •    PCA member $23
  •    Non-PCA member $28
     
  • Pay at the Event
  •    PCA members $25
  •    Non-PCA members $30

Event schedule:

  • Registration/Tech opens at 9:30 AM
  • Drivers meeting at 11:00 AM
  • First car off at 11:30 AM

Adult participants and spectators must sign the PCA insurance waiver form that will be provided at each driving event. Minors may attend PCA events only if their parents sign the appropriate parental-release waiver forms. These forms are available at the event and by clicking here.



RPM Concours Judging
Fun Run, Visit to Shenandoah Member's Garage, Concours Judging Clinic, and Lunch:

Join the Shenandoah Region PCA on Sunday, May 21 for a relaxed and fun get together near Charlottesville, VA. Come for the parts that interest you or suit your schedule. Members new and old, this is the perfect opportunity for you to meet and get to know fellow Porsche enthusiasts, see some great cars, exercise your Porsches, and learn about judging and showing your cars!

We'll start with a scenic fun run through the rolling hills of Central Virginia and end up at Shenandoah member Roger Borsink's garage (really a luxury home for his pampered Porsches) in Keswick, VA. Head RPM Concours Judge Dave Lasch will teach us how to become judges for Shenandoah's 21st Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) tops-only Concours that will be held on Saturday, June 3 plus what you need to know to prepare and exhibit your Porsches at RPM or other car shows. We'll conclude with a catered lunch on the terrace, compliments of Raif Antar and his Basil Mediterranean Bistro in Charlottesville.

Times:

  • 9:30 AM–9:45 AM: Meet at Dunkin' Donuts in Zion Crossroads just north of Walmart on Route 15 (map)
  • 9:45 AM–10:00 AM: Drivers' Meeting/Safety Briefing
  • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM: Scenic Driving Tour
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM: Concours Judging Clinic
  • 12:00 PM–1:00 PM: Catered Lunch & Conclusion of Event

Registration: Please RSVP to Sherry by Friday, May 19 at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 {home} or 249-2877 {cell} for:

  • Driving Tour from Zion Crossroads
  • Concours Judging Clinic
  • Lunch

We will be going to Roger's home in a private community as a group from Zion Crossroads. If you prefer to drive directly, please contact Sherry so that she can give you directions and have your name put on the guest list.

RPM Concours Judges Needed: Our tops-only Concours (engine compartment, exterior, interior, and storage compartment(s)/wheels) is judged on preparation and condition, not on period correctness. You will work on a team of five people and have a great time seeing beautiful Porsches up close and talking to their owners.

Experience is not necessary. Head Judge Dave Lasch will teach you everything you need to know. If you would like to volunteer to be a Concours Judge, please email Dave at dlasch00@hotmail.com.

Questions? Please contact Sherry at vscapes@cstone.net or (434) 295-3955 {home} or 249-2877 {cell}.



 
First Settlers Region DE at VIR:

Join the First Settlers Region (FSR) for their Spring 2017 Drivers Education (DE) at VIR in Alton, VA. They will be running the Full Course for the three days May 26–28. This event is open to any driver 18 and over with a valid US-issued driver's license and with any make/model of car. Please bring your driver's license with you to registration.

An instructor will be assigned to Green and Blue Group drivers and there will be daily classroom sessions for the Green, Blue, and White run groups. If you are signing up as an Intermediate Solo or Advanced driver, you will be asked for references if you have not run with FSR before.

Registration Fees: Drivers: $475.00, Instructors with one student: $200.00, Instructors with two students: Complimentary (limited slots).

Are you new to DE and on the fence about whether Driver's Education is for you? Sign up for the DE INTRO! For a $50 fee, they will get you out on the track in your car with an instructor for a single session mid-day on Saturday. Standard DE safety requirements apply, so you'll need a Snell SA 2010 or newer rated helmet. FSR has just a few loaners available, so please email the registrar before you sign up if you'd like to borrow one.

Click here for more information and to register online via MotorsportReg.com.



RPM "tops only" concours judging
21st Annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM):

Save the dates! Porsche enthusiasts and guests are welcome to join the Shenandoah Region for our 21st annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) on Friday–Sunday, June 2–4, just north of historic Richmond, Virginia. Weekend activities will begin on Friday with a reception with hors d'oeuvres and cool beverages on the pool terrace of our RPM home base, the lovely Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center in Glen Allen. On Saturday we'll host a tops-only concours and people's choice car show in the center courtyard and surrounding areas of the Wyndham's Colonial-style campus. Our lunch will be an elegant buffet onsite in The Glen Restaurant. In the afternoon, we'll go out for a fun run/optional gimmick rally on scenic back roads to exercise our Porsches. That evening we'll return to the Wyndham to top off the day with an awards banquet and talk by a special guest speaker.

To satisfy folks who seek an adrenaline rush, we'll conclude our RPM weekend on Sunday with a heart-pumping autocross on the Bus Lot of the Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

Hotel Room Block Is Now Open at Wyndham Virginia Crossings

Reserve your room now to be in the midst of the RPM action. The Concours and People's Choice Car Show will be taking place right outside of your hotel room. Now that's convenient!

  • Direct Link to RPM Room Block Reservations: Click here.
  • Phone: (888) 444-6553 (toll free) or (804) 727-1400 (local)
  • Reservation Code: Richmond Porsche Meet
  • Group Code: 06026734PC
  • Rates: $124 per night, plus taxes
  • Room Options: One king or two queen beds
  • Pet-friendly Rooms: Available at additional charge
  • Amenities: Car wash facilities onsite at the Carriage House, free WiFi and self parking, fitness center, two restaurants (The Glen and The Tavern), business center
  • Make reservations by Tuesday, May 2 to ensure that you get a room at the discounted rate.
  • Be sure to designate the specific nights that you want to stay because the default is two nights.

Click here by May 30 to register online. You can also register using the form on page 2 of the RPM Brochure. Click to download page 1 and page 2 of the RPM brocuhre. Questions? Contact Sherry Westfall at (434) 295-3955/249-2877 (cell) or vscapes@cstone.net.



 
Breakfasts at The Pickel Barrel:

SRPCA members are cordially invited to attend breakfast get-togethers at The Pickel Barrel, a restaurant at 12912 Plaza Drive (map) in Centerville, Goochland County, not far west of Richmond. (The Pickel Barrel's former names were Manikin Grille and Rumble Seat, and we have met there before). The time is 9:00 AM, and the dates are June 17, August 12, and October 7 (all Saturdays).



Porsche Parade, Spokane
62nd Porsche Parade in Spokane, WA:

Join your fellow Porsche Club of America members at the 62nd Parade on July 9–15, 2017. Parade is PCA's annual, weeklong event enjoyed by several thousand of your fellow members, who will gather this year in Spokane, Washington.

Parade participants will enjoy Driving Tours and a Gimmick Rally to explore eastern Washington's mountain vistas and high desert, the Concours at Riverfront Park, an Autocross, a Time-Speed-Distance Rally and a Technical/Historical Quiz to test your competitive spirit.

When you want to step away from driving, Spokane is a walkable city with award-winning eateries, the Cork District tasting rooms, craft breweries, and boutique shopping. Bring the kids, too, as they'll be kept busy with activities such as model Porsche Concours, RC Car racing, and an ice cream social (well, adults can join in the ice cream, too).

For more information and registration links, click here.


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